Mega Millions Lottery Overview

Jackpot Information

The Mega Millions jackpot reached $815 million with a cash option of $385.1 million on March 15.

Previous Jackpot Winner

The jackpot was last won on December 8 when two California tickets split a $394 million jackpot.

Next Mega Millions Drawing

Mega Millions drawings occur every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m.

Ticket Cost and Option

Each ticket costs $2, with an additional $1 option for the Megaplier to increase potential prizes.

Number Selection

Players choose five numbers from 1 to 70 for white balls and one number from 1 to 25 for the Mega Ball.

Prize Structure

Matching just the Mega Ball wins $2, while matching all five white balls (except in California) can win up to $1 million.


Mega Millions is available in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Ticket Purchase Location

Tickets can be bought at gas stations, convenience stores, grocery stores, and some airport terminals.

Online Ticket Purchasing

Jackpocket, an official digital lottery courier, offers online ticket ordering in select states.

Deadline for Purchasing Ticket

The deadline varies by state but typically ranges from 15 minutes to an hour before the drawing.